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Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology

Adelaide, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Position Details

  • Continuing | Part-Time at 0.5FTE (Negotiable)
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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College of Medicine and Public Health         

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence within the discipline area of Medical Biosciences with a specific focus on the planning and delivery of the Master of Biotechnology Course within the College. This will include implementation of curriculum reform, including implementation of the outcomes identified by a recent external review of the biotechnology program, combined with extensive stakeholder input. These outcomes include a need to realign the current curriculum with industry requirements, ensuring our graduates continue to develop the skills and experience required by potential employers.

Under general supervision, you will provide leadership and contribute to the planning and delivery of topics, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations, and may be involved in industry placements. You may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College or other Colleges, where appropriate.

The incumbent will be involved in strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders/industry partners that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day-to- day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD in a field within or closely related to Biotechnology, or an equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of application of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of sustained use of learning and teaching approaches which enhance student success
  • Experience of significant and sustained relevant teaching and learning experience at a tertiary level
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally
  • Has provided leadership to professional activities within a relevant external professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national or international level which could include topic/course coordinator, major award programs, leadership in quality assurance processes and relationship building with external parties including consultancy work and conferences
  • Tertiary qualifications in Education (Desirable).

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

06 Dec 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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